At Prime Minister’s Questions there was a surprise. Normally when Jeremy Corbyn is away, his chosen stand-in is the resplendently feline Emily Thornberry. By common consent, she does a very good job. A rather better job, in fact, than the man she’s filling in for. … [Read more...] about One day, Jeremy Corbyn will have to go. Is this the woman who’ll replace him?
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Japan, one of the hardest-hit countries outside China irrespective of the Diamond Princess, suffered its biggest economic slump in more than five years - even before the coronavirus crisis. Gross domestic product in the world's third-top economy shrank an eye-watering 1.6 percent in the three months to December - a much bigger contraction than economists had feared. … [Read more...] about ‘Failed’ quarantine on Diamond Princess meant ‘four or five people every hour’ were being infected says NIH official as 300 Americans including 14 with the virus are evacuated to the US
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'Delay is the next stage of what we need to do because if we are going to get an outbreak in the UK – this is an if, not a when – but if we do, putting it back in time into the summer period, away from winter pressures on the NHS, buying us a bit more time to understand the virus better... is a big advantage.' … [Read more...] about ‘This is the virus I fear the most’: British scientist leading coronavirus fight says it’s ‘not absurd’ to forecast 400,000 UK fatalities as world-wide death toll surges past 1,500
The National Institutes of Health in the US, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this may take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical Technology. … [Read more...] about ‘I will need another cruise to get over this’: First Brit infected with coronavirus on the Diamond Princess during his honeymoon reveals he is fully recovered and allowed to leave TOMORROW – and plans to immediately celebrate with a McDonald’s
'All of the evidence we have indicates that travel restrictions and quarantines directed at individual countries are unlikely to keep the virus out of our borders,' Jennifer Nuzzo, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Health Security told a US House of Representatives committee earlier this month. … [Read more...] about More than 100 Americans still trapped on the Diamond Princess cruise CANNOT come home, US officials say: Passengers left behind must spend another two weeks quarantined in Japan after disembarking